"LUV U LOTZ!!"
I use my shortbread cookie recipe (submitted: Dulce de Leche Filled Shortbread Cookies) but cut out hearts instead of circles. For one-half of the cut-out hearts, I cut the center out of a larger heart with a smaller heart-shaped cutter, so that you could see the yummy filling through the top cookie.
Recipe can be doubled! Enjoy and Happy Valentine's Day!!
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- 2 c
- all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp
- 1 c
- (2 sticks) unsalted butter (not margarine) at room temperature
- 1/2 c
- confectioners' sugar
- 1 tsp
- pure vanilla extract (not artificial flavoring)
- 4 oz
- cream cheese, softened
- 1 Tbsp
- butter, softened
- 1/4 c
- confectioners’ sugar
- 1/3 c
- sifted, dry red velvet cake mix
- 1 tsp
- sifted cocoa powder
FOR THE FILLING:
1FOR THE COOKIES: In a medium size bowl whisk the flour with the salt.
In a larger bowl, beat the butter until smooth and creamy.
Add the sugar and beat until smooth. Beat in the Vanilla Extract.
3Preheat oven to 350 degrees F -with the rack in the middle of the oven.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
5Place cut out cookie dough on baking sheets and put in refrigerator for about 15 minutes -this firms the dough and helps cookies keep shape while baking.
8NOTE: This is not a real sweet filling. If you want it sweeter, you can add more sugar. If you do, you may need a little more butter or Cream Cheese to make it to the desired spreading consistency.